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Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive

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Hospital patient care has become hazardous to the patient's health. There must be someone---a family member---to act as sentinel to prevent medical errors. The large number of preventable deaths in hospitals nationwide has been highly publicized. Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive is about how to be a proactive advocate for yo ...more
Paperback, 1st, 227 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Lemon Grove Press Llc
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Lauri
Sep 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
It's an unfortunate fact of life; medical errors and misjudgements occur regularly. By reading this book, you can be prepared to advocate safe hospital care for yourself and your loved ones.

The book consists of over 100 interviews with people who were the victims of serious medical mistreatment and errors. The reader can learn how to best handle problems when they arise; and how to be proactive enough to possibly avoid the problems in the first place. Without undue blame or discrimination again
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Irene
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
At one time or another a family member will end up in the hospital and we will be responsible for their well being. We seldom hear of favorable experiences but we certainly hear of many horror stories that put us into a state of fear hoping we'd never end up in the hospital ourselves.

Gone are the days of back rubs and personal assistance. Nursing shortages, budget cutbacks, incompetent staff, unclean environment and a whole gamut of issues prevail when a loved one is hospitalized. Because of th
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Bill Subalusky
Dec 01, 2008 rated it liked it
A worthwhile read for any of the uninitiated who have a friend or relative going to the hospital and want to do whatever they can to reduce the liklihood that thier loved one will become a victim of the massive amount of errors that occur daily in US hospitals. The 200 page book is, unfortunately, padded by 60 pages of minimal value blank forms. Also,the book could be named "Bandaid" because it tells how to work around the problems in hospitals, but gives no insight into what the real issues lea ...more
Ann
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I found this to be an excellent guide for what to do if myself or someone in my family should be hospitalized. Very practical. I'll keep it for reference for the future.
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Martine Ehrenclou, M.A., is an award-winning author, patient advocate and
speaker.

In her newest health book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best
Medical Care
(Lemon Grove Press, May 15, 2012), Martine
empowers  readers to become  proactive and effective
participants in their own health care.  Her mission is to empower people to be effective advocates for themselves and others.
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